I had a client today tell me that while she was in a meeting the other day one of her male co-workers mentioned that he had been experiencing a renewal in his relationship with God and specifically his prayer life. It was a meeting with some co-workers from the Christian Academy she teaches at. When asked to explain he said he had just finished reading a book that was changing his life. He then told them it was a book called The Shack. My client then told him that her hairstylist was friends with the author and the two guys who started up a publishing company to publish it. I have got to know this client and her husband and two sons over the past 20 years and they have become more like family to me. She hadn't read the book yet but said it was next on her list. We had a wonderful conversation today about how grace is so easily spoken about but rarely a reality in how people treat others and speak of God the father.
We agreed that it's not the 10 Commandments that are missing from our schools and the public square...what's missing is the message and manifestation of the love and the grace of God.